Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How to Trap a Zombie review

Halloween is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate than a monster hunter book? In A.R. Rotruck's fun new book, your kids will learn all sorts of fun and silly activities to inspire their inner monster hunter. From how to distract a goblin to how to fight a medusa and use invisible ink, you'll have the makings of a perfect monster hunting party on your hands!

All the activities are easy enough for younger children, but complex enough that older kids won't feel like it's all really easy. Parents should be around to supervise, as always, but many of the activities can easily be done alone, like garlic water filled balloons to throw at vampires, the origami enchanted vessel, and many others. 

If you're planning a Halloween party, this would be an excellent resource, as it covers games for multiple kids along with the "single player" puzzles and such. You could even theme an entire party around the book as a whole and just have a Monster Hunting Day. Fun!

I wasn't totally impressed with the illustrations, but the book really is more instructional, so it wasn't a big deal. You'll definitely walk away from this one knowing more than you ever thought necessary about hunting and capturing ghosts, vampires, and all their friends, but your kids will have a blast with it!

How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-On Activities for Monster Hunters
A.R. Rotruck
80 pages
Middle Grade
Wizards of the Coast978-0786955480
September 2010
Review copy provided by Kids Can Press

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